News

May 06, 2019

WEConnect International and International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, announced the release of a 2-page learning brief entitled “Strategies to Increase Access to Markets for Women-Owned Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in South Africa” from the recent corporate roundtable session in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 21st, 2019.

The roundtable is WEConnect International’s first joint event held in Africa with IFC since announcing its partnership in November of 2018. The IFC-WEConnect International partnership is financed by the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, or We-Fi.

Download the full learning brief here

April 23, 2019

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 23, 2019 – Today Walmart Canada and WEConnect International hosted the first WEConnect International Supplier Forum in celebration of Canadian women-owned enterprises.

March 27, 2019

Few people have knocked down more gender-based barriers than Patricia Scotland. Her current role as Secretary-General of the Commonwealth is the latest ‘first’ in a career which has seen her become the first black woman to become Queen’s Counsel (QC), the first black woman ever to become a minister in the UK Government and the first woman to take up the position as Attorney General for England. At 35, she was also the youngest woman ever to be made a QC - and now – aged 63, is busy serving 53 countries as the first female Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.